Friday, January 30, 2009

This Day Sucks...

Seriously, I have had to spend the majority of my damn day with one freakin contact lens. One! Do you know how annoying it is to only be able to see out of one eye? No? Well, let me tell you. I’d rather walk on hot coals (as long as I could skip really fast) then be missing a contact. I think fate is punishing me for something I did in a past life three thousand years ago. I’m sure I haven’t recently done anything bad enough to deserve this type of punishment.

That is all...

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cinnamon Swirl Cake


3 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. sugar
1 c. butter, softened
4 eggs
3 c. flour
1 c. milk
2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder

Mix together 3 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside.
At medium speed, beat butter, grmmadually add sugar and 1 egg at a time. Mix flour, salt and baking powder in small bowl. Add the salt, flour and baking powder mixture, blending in small amounts alternating with milk. Pour 1/3 of batter, then cinnamon-sugar mix, alternating with batter.

1 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. sugar
Dash of salt
1 drop vanilla
Beat until crumbs form. Sprinkle crumbs on cake top. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

I hope you enjoy.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Swedish Meatballs


I love these. You can do them with rice or egg noodles.

2 lb. ground beef
½ c. chopped onions
1 tbsp. salt
¾ tsp. pepper
¾ tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs
½ c. milk
1 ¼ c. dry fine bread crumbs
Mix all ingredients together and form into walnut size balls. Bake at 425 degrees until brown (8-10 minutes).
¼ c. fat from meat drippings
¼ c. flour
2 c. milk
13 ¾ oz. can of beef broth or 2 to 3 beef bouillon cubes and water

I hope you enjoy.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Come Learn About Epublishing

Angela James, editor extraordinaire, is coming to Romance Divas for a 3 day class on Epublishing! Come join us Jan 13-15 and ask her anything.

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Epublishing (and some things you didn't know you should know)

Why doesn't epublishing offer advances? What are some of the pros and cons of publishing my manuscript via epublishing? How do I research publishers? Can I really make money in epublishing? What exactly is POD? Can you give me a snappy comeback for people who say that epublishing isn't real publishing?

Epublishing has evolved and grown, especially in the last 5 years, but with growth comes pitfalls and problems, and trusting an epublisher with your baby might seem like a risky proposition. We'll cover the basics of epublishing, from choosing an epublisher and contract details to methods of ebook and print distribution to reasons why you might not want to epublish your manuscript.


In 2005, Angela James joined Samhain Publishing, Ltd, a small press company focusing on digital publishing, as its executive editor, where she has played an instrumental role in building the company from the ground up. In her executive position at Samhain, Angela is responsible for managing the publisher's editorial services division. Her responsibilities include the management of editorial staff, quality oversight, networking and marketing efforts at regional, national and international writing conferences to promote the electronic publishing industry as well as Samhain.

In addition to her administrative duties, Angela continues to edit more than 50 authors including national bestselling authors Lucy Monroe, Lilith Saintcrow and Deidre Knight.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Crock Pot Chicken and Rice


I really love my crockpot can you tell?

4 lg. chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
½ c. diced celery
1 c. minute rice
Mix in crock pot the 3 cans of soup and rice. Place the chicken on top of the mixture, then add diced celery. Cook for 3 hours on high or 4 hours on low. Makes 4 servings.

I hope you enjoy.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

A Tender Rough by Fae Sutherland

A Tender Rough by Fae Sutherland

When Mason Palmer's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, aka Dixon, Alabama, the only person who can help him get to his destination is mechanic Beau Gaines. However, as the days pass and the two forge a bond neither expected, Mason begins to learn that sometimes it isn't the destination that matters. It's the places you discover and the people who change your life on the way there.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

So Little Time

I really think the amount of hours in the day has diminished from 24 to... 4. I wake up, go about the day and as soon as I blink it's over. Seriously, something's got to give!

Anyway at least I got a new car. It's been a long time coming and it drives like a dream. Yay for new car. Now if we could just close on this house the sky would open and angles would sing.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Millionaire's Fake Fiancee by Rita Sawyer


ISBN Number: 978-1-897560-08-2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: Category

Heat Index: Mild

Read an excerpt or buy it here!

Harley Taizer wasn't used to dealing with her greedy parents. They'd never wanted her and made it perfectly clear by giving her to her grandfather. It's funny how things change when money is involved. Discovering the trust fund her grandfather set up for her, her parents show up demanding the money be given to them. Afraid of just how far his son and daughter in-law will go to get it, her grandfather brings in a security specialist to help protect her.

Kasper Drake hasn't met a trust fund baby he liked, though he is one himself. Upon meeting his uncle's newest client he's willing to throw out all his preconceived notions out the window. He's trying to get Harley to admit to their fierce attraction when her father shows up demanding to know who Kasper is. She tells him that he's her fiancée. Kasper latches onto her lie hoping to make her see how good it could be.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

*GASP* No Way!

I was surfing the web today and discovered a sight that stated there are at least 101 sex positions. 101! Seriously, I'm tired just thinking about. Who the hell has the energy for all of that? I think it would take me a life time just to try half of those… but that doesn't mean I won't try. Would you?

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Be There or Be Square


JANUARY 16th and 17th, 2009
Come participate in a Romance Divas workshop with an in depth look at the way successful Erotic authors have created a story that's not only HOT but also meaningful.
This workshop will be held in the Diva's Secrets Steamy section which requires special permission. Please contact an administrator HERE when you have created an account. There are no requirements other than your statement that you are over 18.
This is for readers and authors alike so come and join us.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Crock Pot Beef Stew. Yummy!

2 lbs. stew meat in 1" cubes
¼ c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ c. beef broth
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic or chopped onion
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. paprika
4 sliced carrots
3 diced potatoes
1 stalk celery, diced

Put meat in crock pot. Mix flour, salt and pepper and add to meat and stir to coat meat. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix. Cover and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours or on High for 4 to 6 hours. Stir well before serving.


I hope you enjoy.


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